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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
Remembering that when not a very great man begins to be mentioned for a very great position, his head is very likely to be a little turned, I concluded I am not the fittest person to answer the questions you ask.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. letter to Richard M. Corwine, Apr. 6, 1860. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 36, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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